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Why Do Horses Wear Blinkers? Does It Help Them Win?

If you’ve ever watched a horse race and wondered why some of the horses are wearing blinkers, then wonder no more. Horses wear blinkers, also known as blinders, when they race to help them maintain focus and prevent distractions. The…
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Interesting Grand National Stats

Students of Grand National history can learn a lot – and this has a couple of key benefits. Firstly and most importantly – it’s absolutely fascinating. The Grand National has to have generated more stories (and statistics along with…

Anatomy Of A Racehorse

Horses are strong, majestic animals and with the help of this infographic you can push your understanding of them a little bit further, so that you know exactly what it takes to become a winning racehorse. Source: GJW Titmuss
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New Grand National Infographic

You might remember that we recently published our infographic for the 2012 Grand National. We designed the infographic because we couldn't find a single one online! Well, it seems infographics are like buses, none for ages then two turn up at…

Grand National Infographic

To view the Grand National infographic in it's full glory just click on the image above, it will then expand to fill your screen. Information graphics or infographics are graphic visual representations of information or data. We searched…

The Mascot Grand National

Yes, you read it right! The Mascot Grand National is an annual race held over hurdles between Mascots of football and other sports teams. The race began in 1999 and until 2010 was held at Huntingdon Racecourse situated in Cambridgeshire. This…

American Grand National

It’s a pretty safe bet that most people in Britain have heard of The Grand National, the world-famous National Hunt horse race held annually at Aintree Racecourse each April. But what are the odds on most of those same people never having…

Types Of Horse Races

Ever wondered what the differences are between all of the various races? Well, wonder no more because here are all definitions! A Chase is a race that is run over a distance of between two and 4 1/2 miles over fences that are a minimum of…

Origins Of Hunt Racing

National Hunt Racing, or 'steeplechasing' as it is more popularly known, originated from the ancient sport of hunting. Historically the horses used would have needed the speed, confidence and ability to clear any obstacles they met in the open…